At least we got to watch the Knicks play basketball! Look, this game was not good, so let me get straight to the point.
Time to play a game called “Some of the New Knicks’ First Points for the Team!”
Here’s Derrick Rose:
Ohhh the classic mid-range game. It's so pretty. The first Knick points for D-Rose. #Knicks pic.twitter.com/kJU3LpRxuJ— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) October 5, 2016
Brandon Jennings 1st point as a Knick pic.twitter.com/6AHj4NKkx8— Tony (@BJennings3fan) October 5, 2016
Willy Hernangomez with his first 2 NBA points off a nice pass from C Lee pic.twitter.com/fz2ZSAnAui— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) October 5, 2016
I don’t have video of Courtney Lee, Maurice Ndour, Marshall Plumlee, Chasson Randle, or Mindaugas Kuzminskas’s first points, but those also happened. This has been “Some of the New Knicks’ First Points for the Team.”
As for other highlights, Rose pulled off this nifty move:
REPLAY: @drose drives baseline & finishes the reverse layup. #NYKvsHOU pic.twitter.com/EgJbL0YWTj— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) October 5, 2016
Those are all the highlights we have. Pretty much everyone sucked today. Rose did have a solid third quarter (10 points and 5 assists that period), and Courtney Lee was about as good as advertised (which is pretty good!), but otherwise, it was a game to forget. Well, that’s preseason for you.
OH. WAIT. I ALMOST FORGOT. KRISTAPS PORZINGIS FUCKING DOMINATED THIS GAME.
Look at him block Clint Capela:
This shot is literally unguardable:
Just a regular move for a 7'3 dude. https://t.co/Yt6l5fgm5X— Daniel (@benchwarmerdan) October 5, 2016
He took over completely in the third quarter:
.@kporzee has caught fire in the 3Q & now has 22 points (8-11 FG / 5-6 3-PT). #NYKvsHOU pic.twitter.com/1ZaP4CNeyg— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) October 5, 2016
So, in sum: Kristaps. Kristaps Kristaps. Kristaps? Kristaps.
Professor Miranda will have your recap in the morning. You should read it because he writes beautiful prose, and then you should pretend this game never happened. Except Kristaps. That happened, and it’ll keep happening.